The DHL Stormers are in Pretoria where they will be looking to make it three wins from three games in Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked when they take on the Vodacom Bulls. Follow all the action live right here with our updates.
18h45: It is breezy and overcast at Loftus Versfeld. Both teams are out on the pitch warming up for the big North-South clash. Both teams have two wins this season, so we should expect another classic between these two old rivals.
0 – Kick-off at Loftus Versfeld, the DHL Stormers have gone for a 6-2 split on the bench, with loose forwards Marcel Theunissen and Ben-Jason Dixon in line for a debut should they take the field.
3 – First points from the boot of Vodacom Bulls flyhalf Morne Steyn after the DHL Stormers were blown up at the breakdown. That puts the home team 3-0 up.
5 – The DHL Stormers level things up at 3-3 straight away, with the Vodacom Bulls not rolling away at the breakdown. Flyhalf Damian Willemse knocks it over no problem.
13 – The DHL Stormers march into opposition territory where they win a string of penalties with the Vodacom Bulls blown up repeatedly at the breakdown. Willemse kicks a second penalty to give his side a 6-3 lead.
15 – Juarno Augustus sticks a hand out and knocks the ball down. Morne Steyn steps up to kick his second penalty which levels it up at 6-6.
23 – The Vodacom Bulls are awarded a few penalties from their maul and it eventually results in hooker Johan Grobbelaar being driven over for the opening try. That gives them an 13-6 lead.
29 – Strong scrum from the DHL Stormers, but Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl gets away after Ernst van Rhyn’s jersey was pulled. They work it out to centre Stedman Gans who scores to take their lead out to 20-6.
34 – Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl finishes their third try to take their lead against the DHL Stormers out to 25-6.
38 – Chip over the top from Steyn and he puts Vodacom Bulls lock Ruan Nortje over for the try which takes their lead over DHL Stormers out to 32-6 just before half-time.
40 – Half-time at Loftus Versfeld where the DHL Stormers go into the break trailing 32-6. Big second-half effort needed if we are to make it three wins from three this season.
41 – Second half underway in Pretoria where the DHL Stormers will be looking to strike early to turn things around against the Vodacom Bulls.
43 – Great break from Juarno Augustus who puts Rikus Pretorius away. He is brought down in the 22 but the Vodacom Bulls win a breakdown penalty.
50 – Vodacom Bulls centre Stedman Gans gets over for his second try, which takes their lead out to 39-6 with 30 mins left to play in Pretoria.
63 – The match has been suspended temporarily for safety reasons due to a thunderstorm in the area.
64 – The Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked match between the DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls has been abandoned after 62 mins due to lightning near Loftus Versfeld. The home team claim a 39-6 win. First defeat of the season for the DHL Stormers.